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Cavaliers 'in the dark,' fall 91-78 to Wizards


By JOSEPH WHITE
Posted Nov 22 2014 12:25AM

WASHINGTON (AP) LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

The Cavaliers went the final 9 minutes without scoring a field goal in Friday night's 91-78 loss to the Washington Wizards, a third consecutive loss and one that puts James under .500 more than 10 games into a season for the first time in six years.

Looking for reasons? Start with lack of hustle, lack of teamwork. James was slow to get back more than once in that fourth quarter, something he conceded is "never a good example" for a team leader. Asked about his team's body language, he said flatly: "It's not good."

"It's something we've got to work on. We understand that. It starts with me, for sure. It's something I'll always work on, too," James said. "It trickles down to everyone else."

Coach David Blatt was just as blunt. He cited "irresponsible play" and "bad decisions" for some of his team's 19 turnovers.

"We're a little bit in the dark," Blatt said, "and we've got to find our way out."

John Wall took over in the third quarter and finished with 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the hustling Wizards, who have won four of five. Resuming a rivalry that peaked last decade when Washington and James' Cavaliers met three consecutive years in the playoffs - it was so intense that both Jay-Z and Soulja Boy got involved - the Wizards eagerly pounced on their old nemesis, grabbing a majority of the 50-50 balls and capitalizing on the defensive woes that have led to Cleveland's surprisingly mediocre start.

"I feel like it's a statement," Wall said, "because we lost at Toronto pretty badly, Dallas we feel like we let that game go away, and we haven't beat a big-name team (as) everybody says, so this game is pretty big."

James scored 22 points on 8-for-21 shooting, but the Cavaliers shot 36 percent, scored a season-low in points and looked flat-footed as they fell to 5-6.

"There were a lot of balls on the floor," Blatt said, "Especially when you're struggling - I don't want to say you've got to kill yourself, but you have to do whatever it takes to get balls like that to gain a little bit of ground, and we did not."

FAME GAME

There was no big-time rapper performing at this game - unless that counts James rapping with headphones on at his locker before the game - but NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey were among the see-and-be-seen crowd at the Wizards' first sellout of the season.

WALL'S SURGE

Wall scored 17 points in the third quarter, responding after the Wizards hit a rare lull. Washington had a 55-42 halftime lead shrunk to 60-53, but the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick then began to assert himself at both ends.

"I told him, man, when he gets going, he has to just keep going," teammate Bradley Beal said. "He can't stop."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving went 0 for 6 from 3-point range, and the team went 6 for 27. ... Kevin Love scored a season-low eight points and was targeted by the Wizards at the other end. "For sure, we went straight up at him," said Washington forward Kevin Seraphin, who scored all of his 12 points mostly with hook shots in the second quarter. "Coach directly called for me and Nene, and we just keep going at him."

Wizards: Cleveland got the better of Washington in all three of their first-round series meetings from 2006-08. Soulja Boy performed live at Game 3 in the 2008 series. On Friday, Washington played one of his songs during a fourth-quarter timeout. ... Coach Randy Wittman got a technical in the third quarter for arguing a charging call on Nene.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Toronto on Saturday.

Wizards: At Milwaukee on Saturday.

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CLE
WAS
     
    • 36.0%

    • 48.8%

    • 22.2%

    • 40.0%

    • 78.3%

    • 55.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE WAS
Total Rebounds 41 45
Offensive Rebounds 9 10
Turnovers 19 17
Fast Break Pts: 14 16
Biggest Lead: 5 16
Points in the Paint: 34 50
CLE WAS
p 2 players   22 Wall   28
rb Varejao   9 Nene   7
a James   4 Wall   7
s 2 players   3 Wall   4
b 4 players   1 Seraphin   3
 
  • 11/21 - CLE 78 @ WAS 91
  • 11/26 - WAS 87 @ CLE 113
  • 02/20 - CLE 127 @ WAS 89
  • 04/15 - WAS 108 @ CLE 113
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:02 8-21 2-7 4-7 -13 3 1 4 4 0 1 3 1 0 22
K. Love F 31:16 3-8 2-4 0-0 -11 1 7 8 2 3 1 4 0 0 8
A. Varejao C 25:00 4-10 0-0 2-2 -11 2 7 9 2 2 3 2 0 0 10
S. Marion G 25:46 2-4 1-1 2-2 -6 0 3 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 7
K. Irving G 40:54 7-16 0-6 8-10 -7 1 5 6 2 1 1 3 0 0 22
J. Harris   09:07 0-2 0-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
M. Miller   15:16 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
T. Thompson   27:13 1-4 0-0 2-2 -2 2 6 8 0 5 1 1 1 1 4
B. Haywood   03:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Waiters   22:27 1-7 0-4 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 1 2
L. Amundson   00:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
W. Cherry DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 27-75 6-27 18-23   9 32 41 13 21 12 19 4 5 78
  36.0% 22.2% 78.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
Washington Wizards (8-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 29:42 4-7 1-3 0-0 +6 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 9
Nene F 28:05 5-11 0-0 0-0 +4 1 6 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 10
M. Gortat C 24:34 2-6 0-0 0-0 +4 2 4 6 1 2 1 3 1 1 4
G. Temple G 09:37 0-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
J. Wall G 36:44 12-20 1-4 3-5 +12 0 6 6 7 3 4 4 0 0 28
B. Beal   31:30 5-10 2-2 0-0 +24 0 5 5 5 2 3 4 0 1 12
K. Humphries   19:55 2-6 0-0 0-0 +9 2 3 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 4
O. Porter   25:11 3-8 0-1 0-0 +7 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
K. Seraphin   23:26 5-11 0-0 2-4 +9 2 4 6 1 3 1 2 3 0 12
A. Miller   10:37 3-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
R. Butler   00:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Blair DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gooden DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 4-10 5-9   10 35 45 24 21 10 17 5 4 91
  48.8% 40.0% 55.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Dellavedova, Kirk
  • Wizards: Rice, Webster

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Wizards: Wittman

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #33 Sean Corbin, #64 Justin VanDuyne
  • Attendance: 20356
  • Duration: 2:14
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Washington Wizards (42-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Varejao (Love gains possession)
James 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:35 Team Rebound 
  11:13
[WAS 2-0]
Gortat Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Varejao Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:53
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:37
[WAS 4-2]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  10:09  
  10:08 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:56
[WAS 6-2]
Nene Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[CLE 4-6]
 
  09:28 Temple Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Varejao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:24  
  09:09 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:05 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Temple (1 ST)  08:57  
  08:44 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:43  
  08:39 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:39  
Team Rebound  08:39  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:39
[CLE 5-6]
 
  08:23
[WAS 8-5]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST) 
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:13  
  07:58 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:35
[CLE 7-8]
 
  07:28 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (2 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  07:22  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:20  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:18
[CLE 9-8]
 
  06:55 Temple Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  06:51
[CLE 11-8]
 
  06:46 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:36  
James Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:36
[CLE 13-8]
 
  06:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:36 Temple Substitution replaced by Beal 
  06:24 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:23  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beal (1 ST)  06:06  
  06:01
[WAS 10-13]
Wall Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beal (1 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beal (2 ST)  05:57  
  05:53
[WAS 12-13]
Wall Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (2 AST) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53
[WAS 13-13]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  05:43 Nene Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Harris  05:43  
Marion Substitution replaced by Miller  05:43  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:16 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:07  
  05:05
[WAS 15-13]
Beal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:47
[CLE 16-15]
 
  04:24
[WAS 17-16]
Beal Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST)  04:10  
  04:01 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:47 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:45  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:39
[CLE 19-17]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:20  
  03:20 Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries 
  03:20 Pierce Substitution replaced by Porter 
Love Substitution replaced by Haywood  03:20  
Haywood Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:13  
  03:05 Porter Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:40
[CLE 21-17]
 
  02:21 Porter Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:20  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:54
[WAS 19-21]
Wall Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:32
[WAS 22-21]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:50.9
[WAS 24-21]
Wall Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:06.9 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:05.9 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.8 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:01.8  
  00:01.8
[WAS 26-21]
Porter Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Washington Wizards (42-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[WAS 28-21]
Seraphin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Humphries (1 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:22
[CLE 23-28]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:09  
  10:57 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:56  
Irving Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  10:55  
  10:46
[WAS 30-23]
Porter Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:04 Humphries Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:03  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:38
[WAS 32-23]
Humphries Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: A Miller (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:32  
Marion Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:15
[CLE 25-32]
 
  08:56 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:55  
  08:38 Humphries Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:38
[CLE 26-32]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  08:38  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:38
[CLE 27-32]
 
  08:17
[WAS 34-27]
Seraphin Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (3 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Seraphin (1 ST)  08:08  
  08:03
[WAS 36-27]
Beal Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: A Miller (2 AST) 
  08:02 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  07:40 A Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:40  
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:40
[CLE 28-36]
 
Marion Substitution replaced by James  07:40  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:40
[CLE 29-36]
 
  07:25 Porter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:22  
  07:22
[WAS 37-29]
Seraphin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:22 Seraphin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
  07:02 Porter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:54
[CLE 31-37]
 
  06:40 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:39  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:18 Humphries Layup Shot: Missed Block: Waiters (1 BLK) 
  06:16 Humphries Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:14
[WAS 39-31]
Humphries Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  05:59  
  05:59 Beal Substitution replaced by Nene 
  05:59 Humphries Substitution replaced by Wall 
  05:59 A Miller Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  05:40 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:33
[WAS 41-31]
Seraphin Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:00 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:00  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  04:53
[CLE 34-41]
 
  04:32
[WAS 43-34]
Seraphin Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Varejao Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  04:14  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Harris  04:14  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:14  
  04:03 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:00
[WAS 45-34]
Pierce Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  03:42 Seraphin Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Irving Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  03:42
[CLE 35-45]
 
Thompson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:32  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:32  
  03:15
[WAS 48-35]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST) 
Harris Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:06  
Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:06  
  02:46 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:45  
James 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:30
[CLE 38-48]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:15  
  02:15  
Harris Substitution replaced by Marion  02:15  
  02:15 Porter Substitution replaced by Beal 
  02:06 Beal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:02  
  02:02 Seraphin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  02:02
[WAS 49-38]
Seraphin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (2 ST)  01:50  
  01:44
[WAS 51-38]
Wall Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  01:35 Wall Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 39-51]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 40-51]
 
  01:27 Seraphin Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:27 Seraphin Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:12 Beal Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:12
[CLE 41-51]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:12  
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:12
[CLE 42-51]
 
  00:59.1
[WAS 53-42]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:48.9 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:30.4
[WAS 55-42]
Seraphin Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.8  
  00:14.8 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:02.9 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:01.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Washington Wizards (42-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[WAS 57-42]
Wall Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:11 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:08  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  11:05
[CLE 44-57]
 
  11:05 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:05  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:03  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:42  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:24 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Varejao (3 ST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  10:19
[CLE 46-57]
 
  10:01 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:47  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  09:46  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:46  
Varejao Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:46
[CLE 48-57]
 
  09:46 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:29 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:22
[WAS 60-48]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  09:00
[CLE 51-60]
 
  08:45 Temple Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:43  
Varejao Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  08:32
[CLE 53-60]
 
Varejao Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:26  
  08:26 Temple Substitution replaced by Beal 
  08:19
[WAS 62-53]
Nene Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beal (4 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:08 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:04 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:58 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:54
[WAS 64-53]
Gortat Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:13 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:12  
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  07:08
[CLE 55-64]
 
  06:52 Beal Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:52 Beal Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:29 Nene Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:29 Nene Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:29 Wittman Technical 
Irving Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  06:29
[CLE 56-64]
 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:02 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:01  
Love Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:56  
Love Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41
[WAS 66-56]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beal (5 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:11
[WAS 68-56]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:53 Team Rebound 
Marion Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:53  
  04:53 Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries 
  04:45 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:44  
Marion Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wall (3 ST)  04:31  
  04:17
[WAS 70-56]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:44
[WAS 72-56]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:42  
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:42  
Marion Substitution replaced by Waiters  03:42  
  03:42 Pierce Substitution replaced by Porter 
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 58-72]
 
  03:11 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST) 
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (4 ST)  03:05  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:51  
  02:51
[WAS 73-58]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Miller  02:51  
  02:51
[WAS 74-58]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  02:43 Wall Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Irving Driving Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:27
[CLE 60-74]
 
  02:18 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:18  
  02:05 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Waiters (2 ST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  01:59
[CLE 62-74]
 
  01:40
[WAS 76-62]
Porter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:21  
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:17
[CLE 64-76]
 
  01:06
[WAS 78-64]
Wall Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  00:45.5 Porter Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:45.5 Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:34.8  
  00:34.8 Humphries Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.8  
Team Rebound  00:34.8  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:34.8
[CLE 65-78]
 
  00:27.3
[WAS 80-65]
Wall Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beal (3 ST)  00:04.9  
  00:02.0 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:01.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 67-80]
 
  11:12 Porter Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:10  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (1 BLK)  10:55  
  10:53 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:47  
  10:35
[WAS 82-67]
A Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:18  
Irving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  10:07
[CLE 69-82]
 
  09:54 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:51  
  09:31
[WAS 84-69]
A Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:31 Foul : Double Personal - Humphries (3 PF), Marion (3 PF) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marion (2 AST)  09:16
[CLE 72-84]
 
Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:03  
  08:54 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Humphries Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:53 Humphries Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:51  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (2 BLK)  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:47  
  08:47  
Irving Substitution replaced by James  08:47  
  08:36 Seraphin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  08:36
[CLE 73-84]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Humphries Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:23 Humphries Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (3 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Humphries Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:53
[WAS 86-73]
A Miller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (1 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (3 BLK)  07:31  
  07:29 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:25 Porter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:24  
Marion Substitution replaced by Irving  07:24  
  07:24 A Miller Substitution replaced by Wall 
  07:24 Beal Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:00  
  06:46 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:44  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:37 Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:26 Humphries Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:26  
  06:19 Wall Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 74-86]
 
  06:19 Humphries Substitution replaced by Nene 
Waiters Substitution replaced by Love  06:19  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 75-86]
 
Love Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:08  
  05:59 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:59  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:24 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:22  
James Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:18  
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:18  
  04:54 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:53  
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:20 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:19  
James Layup Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:52 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Seraphin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:36 Seraphin Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  03:36 Porter Substitution replaced by Beal 
  03:36 Seraphin Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
Team Rebound  03:14  
  03:14 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  03:10 Nene Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  02:56  
  02:56 Jump Ball Gortat vs Waiters 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:38  
  02:38 Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:38 Team Rebound 
  02:38 Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:37  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:16  
  02:16 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:16
[CLE 76-86]
 
  02:16 Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:16
[CLE 77-86]
 
  01:56 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:55  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:25
[WAS 89-77]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:25  
James Substitution replaced by Harris  01:25  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK)  01:15  
  01:13 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:53.9
[WAS 91-77]
Nene Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST) 
  00:39.3 Seraphin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:39.3  
Team Rebound  00:39.3  
  00:39.3 Pierce Substitution replaced by Butler 
Love Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:39.3  
  00:39.3 Wall Substitution replaced by Temple 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:39.3
[CLE 78-91]
 
  00:22.9 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.5 Seraphin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
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CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
WAS
2nd Southeast
46
36
6-4
29-12
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
WAS
Beal 25.2
Gortat 10.0
Wall 12.5
2 players 2.0
Wall 2.3